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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) be crushed?

Can crestor (rosuvastatin) be crushed?

Yes and no: Crestor’s maker suggests it should be taken whole and not be crushed, chewed, or broken. There is no reason that it cannot necessarily be crushed, aside from the coating possibly masking the drug’s medicinal taste, but do be aware upon crushing the tablet, some of the coating pieces could remain, kind of how like if you crushed M&M’s, you’d see the difference between chocolate and candy coating. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

Rosuvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


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What does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

What does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

Not much: Treatment of elevated lp(a) is a bit tough. Potent statins can mitigate the risk by lowering the ldl-cholesterol level as much as possible (below 70 mg/dl), since that particle is tied to the ldl-c molecule. Estrogen therapy in women, Niacin in both sexes, and in the future, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors (if they come to market) may lower lp(a) levels. ...Read more

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How expensive is Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40mg)?

How expensive is Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40mg)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): read this for prices: http://www.goodrx.com/crestor?gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FWitF5Lh-mzK_3rNLqjET5E6HJwKtCrSM9HdZsJZ2zBoCI37w_wcB

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Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 mg?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): It is generally believed that cholesterol is produced by the body at night. The first drugs in the class (statins) were recommended to be taken with the evening meal. However, the new statins such as Crestor (rosuvastatin) have in the product labeling that it can be taken any time during the day. However, if it's not a hardship, i would still recommend that you take your Crestor (rosuvastatin) with your evening meal. ...Read more

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I am taking generic for crestor (rosuvastatin). Is that good?

I am taking generic for crestor (rosuvastatin). Is that good?

Impossible: There is no generic medication for Crestor (rosuvastatin) at this time as the medication is still under patent. The generic name for Crestor (rosuvastatin) is Rosuvastatin and you may be on that med, but it is not generic (and won't be for years). Generic statins currently available are pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and lovastatin. All statins have the same action, but some may be better for some people. ...Read more

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I was just wondering the best time for crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can Be Taken Anytime: Some statins (pravachol, zocor, (simvastatin) mevacor) have very short half-lives (2-4 hours) and have a better effect if taken at night. This is because the medication works by decreasing cholesterol synthesis which is increased during the evening hours. Other statins (lipitor, crestor) have very long half-lives (14-18 hours) and have equal effect if taken in the morning or evening. ...Read more

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When is the expiration date for the Crestor (rosuvastatin) patent?

Patent wars: "The substance patent protecting CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) expires on 8 January 2016, and the pediatric exclusivity period expires 8 July 2016." This went to litigation. See: http://www.astrazeneca.com/Media/Press-releases/Article/20130325--astrazeneca-settles-litigation-over-crestor-patent ...Read more

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What ate the problems with stopping crestor (rosuvastatin) 20 mg ?

Rising cholesterol: If you stop crestor, (rosuvastatin) your cholesterol will go back to what it was before you were taking the medication. So it all depends on why you were taking it and why you want to stop it. Meaning what you other medical problems are that led to the cholesterol being treated. But there won't be any kind of withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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I started on crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg recently. Is it for lifelong now ?

I started on crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg recently. Is it for lifelong now ?

Not necessarily: For those unfortunate people who have had heart attacks or a genetic predisposition to very high cholesterol (especially ldl), a statin is probably recommended for life. Otherwise, there are lifestyle changes that can sometimes work as well as statins, including a diet rich in fiber, whole grains, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, regular exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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How long do it take to see results when taking crestor 10mg daily thanks?

Quickly: Crestor and other statins lower child quickly and results can be seen in a couple of weeks. Conversely missing 2-3 doses allows cholesterol to shoot back up. ...Read more

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My crestor 10mg expire in 2017 is it ok to take them thanks they are samples?

Expired Crestor: 40 F My crestor 10mg expire in 2017 is it ok to take them thanks they are samples? ANS: most likley. It is still early in 2017. Most meds are good long after the expiration dates. Check with your Dr giving them to you. ...Read more

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How can I recognise geniune crestor (rosuvastatin) from fake crestor (rosuvastatin)?

You can't: The only one who can give you a true answer is your pharmacist. That is why it is usually not a good idea to obtain medications from foreign sources over the internet or mail. ...Read more

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Is it normal to take 20mg of crestor (rosuvastatin) after having good results with 10mg ?

Speak to your doctor: Any medication always ned to be monitored , need adjustment, speak to your doctor , the reason to increase the dose from 10 mg to 20 mg , you think you have ' good result ' may not be true , if it is will reduce the dose. ...Read more

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Crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 expering on 4- 2016 are they safe to take after that date thanks?

Yes: Dates on pills and capsules are arbitrary. If the capsules have been safely stored (not too hot) then they will have the full effect for some months after the expiration date. You will be fine and get the effect your want. ...Read more

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Currently taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 20mg and wish to stop; can I simply cease to take the meds?

Yes: You can safely stop Crestor (rosuvastatin) without a withdrawal reaction. However, you should talk with your physician about why you are on it and what long term benefit it might provide. ...Read more

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I have been taking crestor (rosuvastatin) fot several years, now have diabeites. Will it go away if i quite taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Not likely: It is not uncommon for people with diabetes to also have elevated cholesterol. It is not likely that the Crestor (rosuvastatin) caused your diabetes. Also do not discontinue any medications without talking to your physician. ...Read more

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Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

No: Most common side effect , muscle aches, isreversible after stopping or reducing the drug. Liver injury is also reversible. So there are no long term permanent side effects. ...Read more

Crestor (Definition)

Crestor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more